Germany, will NOT YET Mandate Emission-Free Vehicles in 2030

There were news about Germany mandating that all vehicles that will be sold in their country by 2030 should all be emission-free. Unfortunately, not everything you read is true.

The government of Germany did not pass a new law nor formally announced that gas-powered vehicles can no longer be marketed in the country. Deputy Economy Minister Rainer Baake stated that the country needs to reduce transportation pollution which will result in cutting carbon dioxide output by 80 percent to 95 percent by 2050. Since gas-powered vehicles only have a life-span of 20 years, gasoline cars should be cut down 15 years from now. However, Baake did not mention that they have already solidified a law that will say goodbye to manufacturers’ gas-powered vehicles. It’s basically just “let’s do something about the increasing carbon dioxide output.”

“Fact is there’s been no reduction at all in CO2 emissions by transport since 1990,” said Baake at a Tagesspiegel newspaper climate forum in Berlin. “We don’t have any answers to cut truck emissions right now but we do have answers for cars.”

It may be hard, especially that the number of the electric vehicles in Germany is just a fraction of all registered vehicles in the country. To make the “plan” viable, the lawmakers should ensure that they come up with viable laws to keep up with the plan.